In February, 1965, the Viet Cong attacked an American military base near Pleiku. Using the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, President Johnson sent in 3,500 Marines, the first official troops, to South. By the end of the year, there were 200,000 US troops in Vietnam.
Eisenhower sent US Military Advisers to Vietnam in '55.
US Regulars landed in Vietnam in 1965.
First ground troops were sent to Vietnam in 1965.
Kennedy was the first president to send troops to Vietnam (others before him sent advisors, but not troops), Johnson escalated the number of troops... Nixon got us out of Vietnam.
US special troops in 1955; US conventional troops in 1965.
President Dwight Eisenhower
Actually, the first US troops were sent to Vietnam in 1955, Six years before Kennedy's presidency.
This info is very likely still classified,and the first troops sent were officially "advisers",long before the Vietnam War started in 1965.
Johnson sent in the regulars.
President Eisenhower sent US advisers to Vietnam in 1955.
On 28 April, 1965, Australian Prime Minister, Robert Menzies, announced that Australian troops would be sent to support the United States forces in the Vietnam war. The first Australian troops arrived in Vietnam in May 1965.
Why do you care. that was 20 years ago
Australian troops were sent to Vietnam on Robert Menzies orders (the Australian prime minister of the time). They were sent to Vietnam because Communism was spreading throughout Asia, and Menzies feared it coming to Australia, so he sent our troops in. Although, our troops only started out as advisers to our allies, but sometime later Menzies decided to send in our combat troops.
There were not any troops in Vietnam during the Kennedy administration. Just 500 military advisors. Kennedy was assassinated before we sent troops
Lyndon Johnson sent the greatest number of US troops into Vietnam.